I am female...and I've been wanting abs..I've been working out every single day since summer, before that as well but not EVERYDAY. I'd do most of the time. I'm still fat, I did lose 10 lbs. I weigh 140 but I want to get stronger! Does anyone know any work outs here that'll help me get there quicker? If my age is needed..I'm a teen. Help/advise would be nice. Thank you. I also watch my calories, but this week I didn't a lot. Oops.
Bo_O!Haha,hey,if you ever need a workout or motivational buddy I'm always here . I've got the same prob with watching what I eat and building some muscle,I exercise every morning and evening!
You are just like i was 2months ago! Here how i did it:
1. Food: Calories watching everyday at every meal, i'm doing this too and don't stop, but look at the sugar which is in the food, focus on that and on the proteins! You need a lot of them(proteins)! Start eating 5 times a day, 3meals and 2 snacks!
2.Sport: Do 3x15-30mins cardio workouts in a week to lose body fat and reach a very low %of body fat, then 1month later start doing exercices for you abs! Be careful that you train your whole stomach not only the upper part!
After one/two months you can see somd stripes and hopefully a big change, like i saw!
Hope i helped , don't give up!
You say you watch your calories but do you eat clean? Do you eat well? If you get your daily caloric allowance is mostly from sugar... well I guess technically if you watch your calories you should be okay, weight-wise, but I can't imagine that being a happy fun productive time.
I avoid sugar. I don't eat it. On special occasions I'll eat something and I treat it like I'm about to get wasted and have a hangover to recover from.
Try eating mostly vegetables, and some fruits. No liquid calories. (sorry no Caramel Machiatto or anything like that) water, black coffee, tea, water.
Some whole grains maybe once or twice a day in medium small portions.
Lots of protein, (if you're working out) chicken, tuna, eggs, less beef and other red meat...
You say "watch" but do you track your calories? I mean using an app like myfitnesspal? It's super effective.
How hard do you work out? There are some great core exercises out there.
Try full body workouts too. Working your core is very important but it's not gonna slim you down the way some people think. eating well is most important, and burning calories through walking, jogging, full body workouts, aerobics, dancing... you know, cardio combined with body weight exercise for muscles. Muscles are good.
Length of workout is really up to you. The medical recommendation is something low, like... 20 minutes at least 3 times a week for basic "health"... For different goals there are different methods. MOST of your weight loss and weight control happens with your eating habits. It takes hours of working hard to burn the calories of a couple cheeseburgers, but if you balance those cheeseburgers into a healthy diet (cuz who wants to give up cheeseburgers completely and forever?!) the work you gotta do later isn't so bad.
It seems like you want to control/lose weight. You really should know about good eating and some basic nutrition before you worry about fine tuning your workouts. Besides, what you said you already do sounds pretty good to me.
There are so many good fitness nutrition blogs and sites out there. You can just start searching and reading and picking up info everywhere. Try different searches "fitness eating" "nutrition good food"...anything like that...and read something everyday.
"Marks daily apple" is a site I've visited and learned from. I Don't visit it religiously or do everything he says, but it's good to read stuff, especially stuff that disagrees with each other, so I get two different sides of it...
Stumbleupon is also a great app for helping me learn a lot. check it out it's easy and fun. I prefer the version for my laptop but it's on my phone too. I just have my account, and I check things like fitness, health, food,.and other stuff like that as my interests,.and when I press the stumble button, the app takes me to all different random websites that match my interests. Places I might never find by just googling something. I've learned a lot from it.
there is a lot a great advice being provided here but I am concern about your diet if you're in the teens and that height: eating a 900 calorie diet doesn't seem safe females should never go lower than 1200 online tools are exactly that. if you need an accurate calculation of calories needed ;do a bit of math
Now multiply bmr by 1.2 that's calories you burn when at rest
BMI weight x height(inches) x height (inches)x703
A good #is18.5-24.99
To lose weight subtract 300 from bmr that's the # calories you need to eat for weightloss